homework table by tomas kral homework table by tomas kral
jan 31, 2013

homework table by tomas kral

‘homework table’, 2013  by tomas kralmaterials: cast aluminium, ashdimensions 156 x 79 x 83 cmimage  © felipe ribon



‘homework table’ by slovakian designer tomas kral produced by furniture company super-ette implements a ‘moat’ as a charming way to organize and accommodate the debris of the working creative. the studio desk is fabricated from aluminum and ash, the metal fringe which is sandwiched in between the wooden tabletop is able to be used as casual storage for the various flotsam and jetsam of making.


kral says of the piece:


‘homework is a work table which has been set to be even more functional: an aluminium cloth is placed on a wooden table then folded to form a refined extension, a toolbox to store documents, objects, photos…that you need or simply desire to work.  the tilted surface enables you to lay down open books and continue reading like with a desk.’



the design implements a ‘moat’ as a charming way to organize and accommodate the debris of the working creativeimage  © felipe ribon


the metal fringe which is sandwiched in between the wooden tabletop is able to be used as casual storageimage © felipe ribon



the design is able to hold various flotsam and jetsam of makingimage © felipe ribon

  • Very similar and imho better project by Lithuanian designers: https://www.designboom.com/design/inesa-malafej-my-writing-desk/

    Edvardas says:
  • interesting – nice to see someone re-think the iconic desk

    dbkii says:
  • Good design. Perfect for messy kids……:) I can’t help but imagine the storage place being used as a waste paper basket.

    rp says:
  • This is great but I’d need a much larger moat.

    Douglas says:
  • i’d say it’s a poor way to repeat the first one.

    sl says:
  • Why a cast aluminium piece so thick between two piece of ash?
    I think in 2013, we can make something finer.
    And also, the final aspect of the aluminum is not so clean.
    (In the first image, I don’t understand how to electric cable goes from the floor to the computer.)

    The concept can be interesting but It’s a bit sad to see it like that.

    Maurice says:
  • And I think the name is Felipe Ribon and not Felice Ribon.
    The picture are really nice.

    Maurice says:
  • I like the textured look of the aluminium, and a good idea, not sure how it would fair in the real world, not the one of staged photos? also curious about how the power cable gets up to the table, is there a slot in one of the legs?

    morgan says:
  • vorrei sapere se è in vendita e quanto costa

    Patrizia says:
  • lo trovo bellissimo.

    Patrizia says:
  • no doubt, it is a very nice table! the thing is 2012 a Lithuanian designer Inesa Malafej got an iF award for her “My writing desk”
    Just in my opinion, this concept looks a little bit similar to Inesa’s concept. I am sure, Tomas didn’t do that on purpose, he seems a nice designer! and this variant of the table is also really nice! anyway, Tomas, I like your designs! all the best! peace and love!

    asta says:

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